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Housing team get ready for charity swim challenge


Staff from housing group Incommunities are taking the plunge to raise money for CIH's Presidential Appeal and are inviting businesses and housing partners to back them.

The team of chief executive Geraldine Howley - who is also chair of CIH's governing board -  executive management team colleagues Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson and apprentice plumber Mark Crane are heading for Lake Windermere on 8 June.

They are taking part in the Great North Swim and hope to raise as much money as possible for Women’s Aid, the chosen charity of the 2018/19 Chartered Institute of Housing President, Jim Strang.

Statistics show an estimated 4.3 million women have experienced abuse in their lives since the age of 16.

Incommunities has also signed up to CIH's national Make a Stand campaign, joining more than 300 social landlords in pledging to support residents and staff experiencing domestic abuse.

Geraldine Howley said: “We are all determined to support this important cause.

“Over the last few years we have taken to the water to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust during my CIH presidential year (2015/16) and the homeless charity, Crisis. We are now getting in good shape for this latest fundraising challenge.

“We are focused on reaching our target of raising £1,000 for Women’s Aid and would love your support.”


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